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Ferguson still better than Guardiola, says James

Former Manchester City goalkeeper David James hails Pep Guardiola for “doing remarkable things” but believes he is still not at Alex Ferguson’s level.

City became the first team in Premier League history to win four consecutive titles with their 3-1 win over West Ham on Sunday, pipping Arsenal to the crown by two points.

Manchester United had previously won three consecutive Premier League seasons, achieving the feat twice under Ferguson (1998-2001 and 2006-2009).

Guardiola’s side can create more history on Saturday as they aim to clinch unprecedented back-to-back league and FA Cup doubles against the Red Devils.

Asked if this achievement put Guardiola’s name alongside Ferguson’s as the best Premier League manager, James, who spent two years with City, disagreed.

“No, Fergie’s still the best. Look at statistics and longevity,” James told Stats Perform. “And even more so, since Fergie left, what’s happened to Manchester United.

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